Registration & Details

Register now

  • Saturday – 1st floor, Davis Center, beginning at 8:00 am
  • Sunday – 1st floor, Davis Center, beginning at 8:30 am
  • Monday – Waterman Bldg lobby, beginning at 8:30 am

Call (802) 434-4122 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Pre-registration Conference Fees 

*Please note: The early registration deadline passed on February 13th. Walk-in rates now in effect.

Conference Day/Lunch Member Non-Member
Saturday Conference

$70  $80

$85  $95

Sunday Conference $70  $80

$85  $95

Sat/Sun Lunch $18 $18
Monday Intensive $70 $85
Monday Lunch included* included*
Children's Conference $0-$30 $0-30
Sat/Sun Children's Lunch $12 $12

*Please note that we cannot guarantee lunch on Monday for registrations completed after February 13th.


The 2017 Winter Conference will take place at the University of Vermont campus. Registration is on the first floor of the Davis Center: 590 Main Street, in Burlington, VT. The Davis Center will serve as the main hub, with workshops in nearby classrooms and buildings. Parking in the Jeffords and Given lots is free, ample, and within walking distance to the Davis Center. Click here for more information about parking. Monday intensives will take place in Waterman Lounge, 85 S. Prospect Street, in Burlington, VT.

Lodging & Rides 

Rooms are available at a discounted rate for conference attendees at Best Western in Burlington. Please call (802) 434-4122 for transportation and accomodation options.

Meals & Food

LUNCH: Sat & Sun, 12-2:00pm $18/adult; $12/child 6-12; free for children under 6 yrs

Locally-sourced buffet includes your choice of entrée, salads, and dessert. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options will be available. Lunches do sell out! We strongly recommend purchasing a lunch when you pre-register. Other options to eat on campus are limited, especially Sunday. You are also welcome to bring a bagged lunch with you and join us in the dining room! Please note any food restrictions or allergies on your registration form.


Interested in volunteering at the Winter Conference? It's a great way to participate in the conference, and save money on your registration, too! A two-hour volunteer shift earns you a $20 discount and the satisfaction of helping the conference run smoothly. Limit one shift per attendee. If you’d like to sign up, please contact Maddie or Becca at the NOFA Vermont office at 802-434-4122 or email [email protected] by February 13th. You must confirm a volunteer position with the office before taking the volunteer discount.

online Registration & Membership 

Register by February 13th, before prices increase $10/person per conference day.

Attention current NOFA-VT Members: If you register online, you will need to enter a member code to receive your member discount. All members will receive this code via email during the first week of January.  If you renew your membership during online registration, you will automatically receive the member discount.

New this year! Online registration will remain open until the conference begins. However, you must register by February 13th to take advantage of early pricing.

Registration Refunds 

We appreciate your support of our annual Winter Conference! If plans change and you are unable to attend the conference after you have registered, NOFA-VT will reimburse 75% of your registration cost until February 13th. Any refund requests after the 13th will receive a 50% reimbursement, less the cost of meals and credit card fees. All refund requests must be made in writing. Refund checks will be mailed two weeks after the conference. 


We're so excited to offer original artwork made by community artist Bonnie Acker! Several large collages will be raffled off on Sunday 2/19/17 (although you do not need to be present to win), with proceeds benefiting NOFA-VT's Farming Beyond Borders program, to support farmer-to-farmer exchange. Buy your tickets online when you register, or get them at the conference! $5/ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. More information.


We make every effort to keep rates affordable, in part through our scholarship program. The Winter Conference Scholarship is available to NOFA Vermont members, and is supported through donations from members and conference attendees. For an application, please call the NOFA-VT office at (802) 434-4122. Scholarships do not cover the cost of meals. If you are able, please help us make the conference accessible to all with a contribution to the scholarship fund. Your donation is tax-deductible and can be included when you register. Scholarship application deadline: January 31st, 2017.